RMSB Code of Conduct:
Coaches, Parents, Players - Please Read
**All teams must have Rosters completed with
uploaded Birth Certificates & Player Liability Waivers to SHOP.RMSB
prior to the beginning of the tournament..
Age Divisions will be determined by
your age on April 30th, 2018
Player eligibility - No player may play
with more than one team in the same age division.
Note: Some Playing Field Dimensions
have Changed recently,
TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
The tournament will be governed by
Official MLB Rules with the following exceptions:
- Home team is listed first on schedule.
Highest seed will be Home Team for Championship Games (coin flip if the seeds are the same).
- Game length will be 7 innings or no new
inning at 1 hour, 45 minutes (Consolation Games as well).
2 Hour time limit for Championship Game.
In the event there is a tie and the time limit has expired
we will use the International Tie Breaker to break the tie.
A runner will be placed on second base (last out the previous
inning) at the start of the top and bottom half of the inning. If
the tie is not broken that inning the runner will be placed on third
base the next inning and subsequent innings until tie is broken.
- 9 run rule after 5 innings.
innings or 1 Hour constitutes a complete game when delayed for any
reason or called
off due to inclement weather.
- 8u, 9u, 10u Age Divisions ONLY:
- 8 runs per half inning: After 8 runs score, teams exchange offense
and defense. Only on a over the fence Home Run can more than 8 runs
be scored. In the last inning the trailing team can score
unlimited runs. If entering the last inning and the score
is tied, then both teams can score unlimited runs. The last inning is either the 7th inning or
last inning to be played due to time limit (this
is the umpire’s discretion).
- Base runner may steal
or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plateIf a
baserunner leaves the base before the pitched ball has crossed
the plate, and is not put out on the play, the runner must
return to the base occupied before the pitch was made. If a
baserunner leaves early and the ball is put into play. The
baserunner(s) may only advance as far as forced to advance by
- Batter is automatically
out on a 3rd strike. (8u & 9u ONLY - 10u age division CAN advance on dropped 3rd
- A Pitcher can fake a
pick-off move to 3rd Base while being engaged with the pitching
- Batting Order Re-entry Rule: Starters may only
re-enter one time and in the same spot in the batting order.
- Batting Order: There is no limit to the number of
players you have in the batting lineup. A team must bat a minimum of 9
- Unlimited Defensive substitutions. Your defensive
lineup is non-related to your batting order. A player may play
defensively even if they are not in the batting lineup.
- No Restrictions on Cleats
other than NO metal cleats on portable mounds.
restrictions for 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u.
Wood Bats are
required for 13u, 14u, 16u, 18u Age Divisions.
No restrictions on wood bat types.
- Bat Boys are not allowed in Dugout or on the
- Home team will be official scorer unless otherwise
designated by RMSB. Put starting time in the book. Umpire is
- Protests will not be allowed on judgment calls.
Protests must be handled at the time of protest (not after the game). Umpire can
confer with RMSB for help on ruling.
- A slide
rule will be enforced at Home when there is a play at the plate. If
contact is initiated by the runner, it must be through the process
of a slide. Malicious contact; runner will be ejected. However, it
is the discretion of the umpire if the runner is sliding, attempting
to slide, or if there was malicious contact, or a slide is
- A slide
rule will be enforced when an infielder is attempting to turn a
double-play at second base. If the runner is not close enough to
merit a slide, he must peel away from the baseline. This rule is for
the protection of the base runner. The batter will be called out if
the runner's not sliding or not peeling away affects the defensive
play. This is the umpire’s discretion.
runner may not hurdle, jump over, or leap over a fielder unless the
fielder is lying prone on the ground. Penalty: The runner is out,
but the ball remains live unless the umpire calls interference.
Note: Jumping over a kneeling fielder is illegal.
huddles prior to your team taking the field in between innings.
- Only one coach outside of dugout during games
include base coaches).
- Please have a Catcher available to warm up your
Pitcher between innings when your Catcher is not ready.
- Pitchers - Maximum of 6 warm-up pitches between
- No infield before games. Get teams in the dugout
and have your teams ready to play on time.
- No playing of Music
- End of the game, remove garbage from dugout and clear
dugout in a timely manner. Hold post game discussions outside the
- Show respect to the umpires, your players, your opponents
and most of all to this great game.
- Read and adhere to the
- Have a FUN Tournament!!!
- Intentional Walk requires coach to notify the home plate umpire.
The batter is awarded first base without any pitches being thrown.
- Speed up runners are not allowed.
- If a pitcher pitches more than
4 innings in one calendar day, a
36-Hour rest period will apply. 1 pitch constitutes a
- Maximum Innings in One Calendar Day =
- Maximum Innings for Tournament
championship day) =
- You may re-enter the only starting pitcher
- Each team will keep and be responsible for
their own pitching log. It can be signed by the opposing coach,
umpire, or RMSB staff at the conclusion of each game. Pitching
Log needs to be available for RMSB staff if requested.
- If a coach has a question about the opposing team's
pitching log, he may bring it to the attention of a RMSB staff member.
A coach may not request the pitching affidavit from the opposing
- If RMSB determines that the pitcher in
question is ineligible to pitch, the pitcher will be removed from the
mound at the time of discovery. This is not a retroactive rule.
Print Out Pitching
TIE BREAKER RULES
FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SEEDINGS
Fewest runs allowed by common opponent OR fewest runs allowed (all
opponents) may be the determining factor for the teams that qualify for
the Championship/Consolation Games. It is likely that more than one team
per Pool will have a 4-0 record.
- Best Record
- Head to Head (tied teams).
Does not apply if all tied teams have not played each
other or have at least one win and one loss against all other tied
teams. Exception: One team has beaten or lost to ALL tied
teams. Head to head will apply to that team only. The
remaining tied teams will continue to the next tie breaker.
- Fewest runs allowed to Common Opponents. A
"Common Opponent" is defined as: A team or teams that all tied teams
have played. If the tied teams have a common opponent - the runs
will be totaled of only the Common Opponents. Keep in mind, you
cannot play yourself, so runs that other teams allowed to your team or
that you allowed to their team are not considered.
- Fewest runs allowed to All Opponents.
- Coin Flip or
mini-playoff game per the discretion of RMSB
"Individual awards will
be given for 1st and 2nd Place"
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